Packing list for Cape Verde

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* Socks and underwear: a two-year supply (bring extra as traditional washing techniques tend to wear out clothing at a fast rate). Cotton underwear is preferable and difficult to obtain in-country.  
* Socks and underwear: a two-year supply (bring extra as traditional washing techniques tend to wear out clothing at a fast rate). Cotton underwear is preferable and difficult to obtain in-country.  
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* Umbrella or rainwear  
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* Umbrella or rainwear
===Personal Hygiene and Toiletry Items===  
===Personal Hygiene and Toiletry Items===  

Revision as of 22:58, 20 February 2009

This list has been compiled by Volunteers serving in Cape Verde and is based on their collective experience. Use it as an informal guide in making your own list, bearing in mind that experience is individual. There is no perfect list! You can always have things sent to you later. You obviously cannot bring everything we mention, so consider those items that make the most sense to you personally and professionally. As you decide what to bring, keep in mind that you have an 80pound weight restriction on baggage. And remember, although it may be more expensive than back home, you can find and buy almost anything you need in Cape Verde!

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General Clothing

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Men and Women

Personal Hygiene and Toiletry Items

Most of the items listed below can be found in Cape Verde, however they are more expensive and of lesser quality, so they may not be up to your standards.

Kitchen

You can easily buy most kitchen supplies (e.g., dishes, pots, glasses, and utensils) here. There are, however, a few items we highly recommend bringing:

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